As a conflict resolution consultant and accountability coach I help my clients reduce conflict in the workplace to improve their working condition.
My clients have been asking me to include tips on how they can communicate better with different generations. I decided to include this information in this article.
There is good news and bad news about this issue. The Good news…We can learn from each other. The Bad news…At times we don’t respect each other and drive each other crazy.
For example: All generations view work life balance differently.
- Baby Boomers are working and caring for their parents and struggling to find time for them.
- Gen X want to spend quality time with their family and don’t want to become workaholics like their parents.
- Gen Y are just entering in the workforce and job demands interfere with their personal life.
You will learn in future articles how this one challenge creates a lot of conflict in the workplace.
Younger generations thank me for adding this information in my training programs because they want the older generations to know that they don’t have a poor work ethic …it is a difference in how they choose to spend their time.
Here are some tips:
- Have open meetings.
- Communicate that ALL generations help with the bottom line.
- Set up mentor programs with all generations helping each other in technical projects or problems solving
I hope that you will see a difference with your generational conflicts after using these tips. My next article will help you communicate with Generation X and Y.
Until next time, this is Joyce Weiss and remember, “You get what you tolerate!”
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